Fake Planks

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I have planked my bedroom wall. . . with a Pencil!!!
Yup, I drew my planks on with a pencil, and you know what? You almost can't even tell, my wall actually looks like it is lined with wood planks.
Here is a before picture. The wall was just plain and boring, so I knew that adding planks would be the perfect thing. However, being that I'm not much of a handyman, adding wood planks seemed like too much work. That's when I came up with the idea of just drawing them on to achieve the look that I wanted.
I used a leveler, a ruler, and a pencil to create my planks.
I measured my lines to be 6 inches apart. I used the leveler to make sure the lines were straight, and then I ran my pencil down the leveler to create the lines.
I had to sharpen my pencil a lot, so having an electric pencil sharpener nearby came in real handy. I also made my pencil marks thicker in some spots and lighter in others, and that is were the illusion comes in, it makes the lines look like actual spaces between planks.
lastly, I lightly brushed on some sealer to keep the pencil lead from smearing.
I did this project in about an hour. And I am so happy with the results.
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  • Colleen Hannigan Colleen Hannigan on Aug 07, 2018

    What white color did you use one walls and furniture? Love the look!!

  • Ronni Ronni on Jul 28, 2019

    How did you apply the sealer so it didn’t smudge the lines?

  • Tam Tam on Jan 04, 2021

    Looks fantastic! Did you seal only the pencil mark or seal the whole wall?

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